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Wilton Library will be closing at 4 pm on Friday, January 25 to prepare for our Mini Golf Fundraiser.

Upcoming Events

Getting Your Financial Life In Order - Sooner Rather Than Later

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. She has a BS degree from Vanderbilt University, played professional soccer for the Women's United Soccer Association, and is extremely active in the community. See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Getting Your Financial Life In Order - Sooner Rather Than Later

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Speaker Laurie Stefanowicz, Senior Vice President and Managing Partner at Catamount Wealth Management in Westport, is responsible for working with clients to design financial plans and portfolios that best meet their needs and situation. She has a BS degree from Vanderbilt University, played professional soccer for the Women's United Soccer Association, and is extremely active in the community. See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Exploring VR Creations

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Use the Wilton Library's Vive headset to explore worlds created by students in the previous session.  For students in grades 7-12. Registration for previous session on Jan. 23 is required.  Supported by the Amadeo Family.

Author Talk: Stephanie Land - Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay and a Mother's Will to Survive

Thursday, January 24, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir, Maid, about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. 'My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter.' Stephanie Land worked for years as a maid, pulling long hours while struggling as a single mom to keep a roof over her daughter's head. In Maid, she reveals the dark truth of what it takes to survive and thrive in today's inequitable society. Journalist Stephanie Land's work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Vox, Salon, and many other outlets. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge.  Registration highly recommended. Book signing and purchase available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.  Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Wilton Library’s Mini Golf Fundraising Event: Mini-Golf Tourney for Adults

Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm

Join us for a fun event . All proceeds benefit Wilton Library.

Save the Date!  Join us for Wilton Library's annual Mini Golf in the stacks fundraiser.  Friday night will be the Mini-Golf Tourney for adults only. A fun night of food and libations and prizes to win, all while teams compete in a tournament. Get a four-some together and try your hand at winning the prized trophy. If you would rather cheer a team on than play, spectators are welcomed.

Stay tuned for more detail and information. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect. Sponsorship opportunities are available.  Contact Robin Axness at 203-762-6323 or raxness@wiltonlibrary.org for more information.

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Wilton Library’s Mini Golf Fundraising Event: Family Day

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join us for a fun event for both adults and children alike
All proceeds benefit Wilton Library

Admission: $5 per person (both adult and children)

Save the Date!  Join us for Wilton Library's 2nd Annual Mini Golf in the stacks fundraiser.  A fun-filled day for all ages.  Stay tuned for more detail and information. Proceeds will benefit Wilton Library, allowing us to continue to offer and develop the programs and services that our patrons have come to expect. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Robin Axness at 203-762-6323 or raxness@wiltonlibrary.org for more information.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Experience 3D Printing

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Make Fun Buttons, Pins, or Pocket Mirrors!

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons or pocket mirrors. Button pins are $.25 each and mirrors are $1 each.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? - Mark Albertson

Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Versailles....False Promise - Mark Albertson
In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme will be 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?' Historian and author Mark Albertson kicks off the series with a lecture highlighting several themes from his 8-week course on the transition period between World War One and Two beginning with the Versailles Treaty. Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine in Monroe; and, is the historian for the Army Aviation Association of America.  He has authored several books: USS Connecticut: Constitution State Battleship; They'll Have to Follow You!; The Triumph of the Great White Fleet; and On History:  A Treatise. Mark teaches as an adjunct at Norwalk Community College on the following topics: World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, the American Empire, the Nazi Revolution and Jihad.  See the library’s registration link for details. 

The remaining lectures are as follows - please note the location of each lecture:
Feb. 24 at Wilton Library – “Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation” – Cecelia Bucki, Fairfield University
March 10 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Men in Black Sox” - Steve Wulf, ESPN
March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. The moderator is Steve Hudspeth. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, January 28, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Driftwood VR

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Interested in learning what virtual reality is all about? Try out the library's HTC Vive headset and explore a futuristic environment inspired by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Open to adults and students age 13+. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo family. Individual VR session time is 10 minutes - exploration slots will be assigned after registration. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

New Life for Old Videos

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider or Monogram It!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

In this one-on-one session, let us introduce you to our embroidery machine and personalize a tea towel, apron, baby’s bib, or golf towel. Aprons are available for $10. All other items are $5+.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Author Talk: Jacqueline Raposo - The Me Without: A Year Exploring Habit, Healing, and Happiness

Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Wiltonian and journalist Jacqueline Raposo finds herself sick, single, broke, and wandering in a fog. Fighting chronic illness, debt and other low points in her life she embarks on subtracting some of her most constant habits from her life – social media, shopping, sugar, and negative thoughts – for periods of thirty to ninety days over the course of one year. In this intimately curated search for self-improvement (a quest that readers can easily personalize for themselves), Raposo confesses to the sometimes violent and profound shifts in her social interactions, physical health, and sense of self-worth. Part memoir, part case study, this book offers the reader an inspiring example of how to forge one’s own journey, expose wounds, and help personal healing.  Raposo is an expert interviewer and regularly for Food & Wine, Saveur, and Cosmopolitan, and is the producer and co-host of Love Bites Radio, and connects chronic illness/disability advocates with protest events as the co-founder of #MarchingWithMe. See library’s registration link for more details. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.  Book signing and purchase available courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

New Life for Old Videos

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Loft Artists Association Art Exhibition/Reception at Wilton Library

Friday, February 1, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Twenty artists from Loft Artists Association in Stamford will be exhibiting at Wilton Library for the library’s February exhibition. The works featured represent a wide variety of media and subject matter choices.   Reception free and open to the public. Exhibition runs through February 22.  A majority of the works will be available for purchase with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.  Media Sponsor:  The Wilton Bulletin. 

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

On this Saturday nationwide people support and show their love for their local libraries. Children and parents can come to Wilton Library and enjoy a fun-filled program with Pete and Chris and their Kid's Comedy Magic Show! They will have kids laughing and participating with their talented tricks and slapstick humor. Ages 3 thru 10. Registration required. Sponsored by the J. Arthur Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Make a Mood Lamp with an Arduino

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn to make your own mood lamp using an Arduino and craft supplies.  All materials supplied. For students in grades 7-8. Space limited and registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Wilton Candlelight Concert at Wilton Congregational Church: Les Délices

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Les Délices’s performance of “Mozart in Paris” will feature music by Mozart and contemporaries on period instruments along with readings from Mozart’s letters. Concert held at Wilton Congregational Church located at 70 Ridgefield Road, Wilton. A portion of the proceeds benefits Wilton Library.

For ticket information call (203) 762-3401 or www.wiltoncandlelightconcerts.org.

Make Valentine's Day Cards

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:30am

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and show you how to create great Valentine's Day Cards!

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session Feb. 18. 

Meet the Instruments

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

This workshop will provide children the perfect hands-on introduction to the violin, viola, and cello.  Students will be able to touch, tap, and pluck strings in a fun, interactive environment. Experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive instructors will lead the group and be available to answer any further questions parents might have.  Ages 6 and up with caregivers, registration required. Sponsored by the Arthur J. Wall Scholarship Fund. Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). See registration link for more details. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Embroider a Valentine’s Day Gift

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift – golf towel, chef’s apron, linen towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more.  Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroider a Valentine’s Day Gift

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift – golf towel, chef’s apron, linen towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more.  Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival. This is a one-on-one session.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Toothy Tales

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 4:15pm to 4:45pm

Come join us Wednesday, Feb. 6th to kick off National Children's Dental Health Month with a fun and educational story time. Dr. Ashleigh of Wilton Pediatric Dentistry will be here reading a story and teaching little ones how to take care of their teeth with some fun activities and giveaways.  Ages 3 - 7 with caregivers.  Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Fun with Lynn Lewis

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Come to Wilton Library and see popular entertainer Lynn Lewis. There will be songs and dancing for all. She will bring a special friend so that kids can play with him and participate in all the fun! Registration required, ages 2-6. Supported by the J. Arthur Wall Scholarship Fund. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Make Valentine's Day Cards

Friday, February 8, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and show you how to create great Valentine's Day Cards!

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Norwalk Symphony Orchestra—(Not) Just for Kids: Broadway Bound! – Soloists and Concert Preview,

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra (Not) Just For Kids program is a lively, fun and interactive program designed to be educational as well as entertaining. Members of the orchestra demonstrate their instruments, play for the children, and answer questions in hour long presentations. Throughout the season presentations are made for all instrument families: strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. All programs end with attendees having a chance to hold and try to play a beginning level instrument in the 'Petting Zoo.' Series schedule: Saturday, March 9, 2019 – Percussion and Saturday, May 11, 2019 – Woodwinds. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Make Valentine's Day Cards

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let us introduce you to our die cutter, the Cricut, and show you how to create great Valentine's Day Cards!

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Hot & Cool: Jazz at the Brubeck Room – The Alan Broadbent Trio with Harvie S and Billy Mintz

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

The Alan Broadbent Trio with Harvie S on bass and Billy Mintz on drums performs at the Brubeck Room in advance of its new CD release, “New York Notes.” The trio that has been together more than five years will be performing classic jazz standards as well as original tunes. Reception following the concert.  See library’s registration link for more details. No charge. Suggested donation: $10. Funded by the William and Karen Tell Foundation with special thanks to Ed & Catherine Romer and Chris & Tish Brubeck.  Registration strongly suggested. Pre-registrants should arrive by 3:50 to be guaranteed seating; wait-listed and walk-in registrants will be admitted after 3:50 if space is available. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:30pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session Feb. 18. 

Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence Exhibition/Reception: Elizabeth Knowles

Monday, February 11, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

February brings Elizabeth Knowles to the Weir Farm Artist-in-Residence program. Knowles’s work is inspired by natural patterns – some are biological patterns on the cellular level of organisms; others are geological patterns of the earth's natural landscapes. Through painting, sculpture, and site-specific installation, Knowles explores how dynamic patterns connect landscapes and life forms, physiology and physics, death and detritus, growth and form. See registration link for details. Co-sponsored by Weir Farm Art Center and Weir Farm National Historic Site and presented by Wilton Library. No charge. Registration suggested. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Breast Cancer Survivors’ Support Group

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Post-treatment breast cancer survivors are invited to join in this monthly support group led by Nina Marino, LCSW. Nina was the Clinical Director for 15 years of the former Breast Cancer Survival Center and is a breast cancer survivor. Please email Nina at Cancersurvival2@aol.com with any questions. No charge. Registration highly encouraged. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroider a Valentine’s Day Gift

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let us introduce you to our electronic embroidery machine and make a Valentine’s Day gift – golf towel, chef’s apron, linen towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more.  Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Wilton Library Readers : Florida

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Florida by Lauren Groff this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Paint It Up!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come join us for a fun and relaxing evening. We’ll supply the canvas, paints, brushes and a collection of masterpieces to copy and inspire you. No art experience required. Just a desire to pick up a brush, have fun and let your inner self out! A $5 fee will be collected upon arrival to cover the cost of materials. For adults, ages 18+.

Space limited. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342. 

Put Your Oxygen Mask First: Tools for Parents of Kids with Special Needs

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

This an interactive presentation about keeping ourselves 'steady and ready' — making sure our oxygen masks are properly on — by knowing how to recognize and what to do when our own stress levels may be interfering with our parenting goals. Presenter school psychologist Dave Sylvestro references flight attendant instructions about putting one’s safety mask on first before children’s. As flight attendants know, it’s crucial to make sure the adults are in the best shape they can be in while they provide for their children. As parents, we need to keep in touch with our own physical, mental and emotional pulse in order to provide the nurturing, structure and guidance our children need. Sylvestro served as school psychologist at Eagle Hill Schools for more than 30 years and currently is serving in that position at the Southport School. No charge for the program. Co-sponsored by Wilton Library and SPED-NET. See the library’s registration link for more details. Registration is recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

New Life for Old Videos

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Do you have a box of old home videos? Wish you could still watch some of those funny or touching family moments? If so, come learn how to convert them to DVDs. 

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. $1 fee for the DVR-R.  This is for home videos only and conversion time is one-to-one. Equipment cannot accommodate 8mm tapes. Space limited to 1 student per session. Registration required.  Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Valentine Crafts for Kids

Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Children in grades 2-3 are invited to a fun Valentine's program just in time for Valentine's Day. Crafters will create beautiful Rainbow Heart Sun catchers for their bedroom windows, as well as heart-shaped bookmarks to hold their place in their favorite books. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Scouting for Tech Help

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Need tech help?  Girl Scout Troop 51010 is here!  Stop by with your laptop or mobile device for assistance with technology questions of any size. No appointments necessary—just drop in.  If you’re looking for assistance with your email or the library’s databases, please bring your library card and passwords. For information, call 203-762-6350.

CT Poetry Society Workshop

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm

Please join us for a workshop of the CT Poetry Society. All that's required is the willingness to share some poetry that you have written by reading it aloud to the group. To facilitate discussion, space is strictly limited to just 15 attendees. No charge but registration is required. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

The Science of Sound

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

This is a hands-on STEAM oriented workshop for kids ages 6 and up. Participants will explore the basic principles of sound. This knowledge will then be applied to understanding how string instruments work by handling and exploring a real violin, viola, and cello - all in a fun, interactive environment. Registration required. Supported by the Amadeo Family.  Meet the instructor: Seray Goktekin's musical career spans twenty years with formal education in classical violin performance, music theory, and aural studies from the Manhattan School of Music (MSM). See registration link for more details. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, February 18, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Scanning Slides into Digital Images

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Do you have stacks of old slides and looking for a way to scan them into digital format? If so, come learn how to use our new high-resolution slide scanner. It can scan up to 50 slides in one batch.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

WLA/SCORE: Learn About Quickbooks Online

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a seminar that will show small business owners if QuickBooks Online is right for the business. Participants will learn the basics and how to choose the right version for your business.

Our presenter Caren Schwartz is the founder and principal of Time & Cents Consultants, LLC as well as an associate of 35*45 Consulting. She helps legal and other service professionals select, install, and get the most out of their practice management, billing, accounting, and other firm-specific technologies. This workshop is free but, as a follow-up, Wilton Library will be offering one or more hands-on training workshops in its computer lab at a subsidized cost. Details about these training sessions, including the registration fee and sign-up link, will be available soon on the Wilton Library website.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration required. No charge. 

Design a Pocket Mirror!

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come learn how to use our Button Maker and create unique pocket mirror. Registration required.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Tales to Tails

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

ROAR's (Ridgefield Operation Animal Rescue) Therapy Dog Program will be bringing a therapy dog to be read to by children.  The use of trained therapy dogs in reading programs can result in children who feel comfortable reading out loud, read more often, attempt more difficult books, and look forward to reading. As they improve their literacy skills, they’re not just learning how to read, they’re learning to love to read!  Children must read independently to participate in this program.  No program charge, registration is required.  Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Princess Tea Party

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Come to Wilton Library and enjoy 'tea' time with a favorite princess! At this fabulous FUNdraiser, children ages 4 and up will meet and greet a popular princess (or more) as well as enjoy some scrumptious refreshments and take home a sparkly craft. A wonderful photo opportunity for all! Costumes encouraged. $25.00 per child. Advance registration and payment at the Children's Library Reference Desk.

Experience 3D Printing

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

This one-on-one session introduces you to the basics of 3-D printing and teaches you how to use our printer, the Makerbot Replicator 2x. Registration required.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Vinyl Adornments with the Cricut Die Cutter

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Let's introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do. Personalize an acrylic jewelry tray, passport cover, can opener, key-ring, wine stopper and more. Prices vary from $4 - 8. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too.Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session. Space limited to 2 per session. Registration required.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

WLA/WHS - Scholarly Series - Sex, Scandal, and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed? – Cecelia Bucki at Wilton Library

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Topic: Conflict on the Homefront: Connecticut and the Nation. Ma

In the 12th year of the collaboration between Wilton Library and the Wilton Historical Society, the scholarly lecture series theme is 'Sex, Scandal and Upheaval: 1919 - What's Changed?'

Historian and author Cecelia Bucki will survey the domestic unrest that plagued the United States following the end of World War One. The Treaty of Versailles signaled the end of World War One but on the homefront conflict continued. The Great War and its aftermath resulted in domestic repercussions such as general strikes, labor unrest, race riots, and Palmer raids. Nationally and here in Connecticut, peace remained elusive. This part of 1919 remains an untold part of 20th century U.S. history. Cecelia Bucki, Ph.D., has taught American history at Fairfield University for more than twenty-five years. Her specialties within U.S. History are social, labor and working-class, and immigration history. She is the author of the award-winning Bridgeport’s Socialist New Deal, 1915-1936 (University of Illinois Press, 2001). From 2011-2017, she was editor-in-chief of the journal Connecticut History Review

See the library’s registration link for details. The lecture is sponsored by Lila and Buck Griswold; Max Gabrielson is the moderator. 

The remaining lectures are as follows - please note the location of each lecture:
March 10 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Men in Black Sox” - Steve Wulf, ESPN
March 31 at the Wilton Historical Society – “Votes for Women” - Pam Dougherty, Connecticut Women's Hall of Fame.

Reception following the talk. No charge but donations are always welcomed. Registration required. Please register for each lecture individually. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Embroidering with the Janome Memory Craft

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn how to use our electronic embroidery machine and personalize a chef’s apron, dog’s bandana, golf towel, baby’s bib, napkins and more. Prices vary from $4 - $10. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders through adults and 6th grade students accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Loss of a Loved One Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Grief is invisible and often misunderstood. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library involved one. This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316. No session Jan. 21.

Stitch Time for Knitters and Crocheters

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Weekly drop-in for knitters and crocheters. Make new friends, get tips and share ideas while working on your own projects. New to stitching but want to give it a try? We have needles and yarn for you to test out. No registration required. No session Feb. 18. 

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Senior Center Book Discussion: Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Following our last two great discussions of first Alexander Hamilton and then John Adams, we now move on to Thomas Jefferson dubbed the "architect of American liberty" by scholar and Rice University professor John B. Boles. Published in 2017, this is the first comprehensive biography of Jefferson in nearly 50 years and Professor Boles' deep knowledge of the source material allows him to cover the full range of Jefferson's life, career, character, and philosophy. Among such career highlights as drafting the Declaration of Independence or Purchasing Louisiana from Napolean, we'll see Jefferson as a true renaissance man with wide interests in science, music, architecture, education, gourmet food and wine and books! Publishers Weekly said: "In a narrative as majestic as its subject, Boles takes a fresh, nuanced look at one of the America's most enigmatic founding fathers... This is a gem of a biography."

Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Make Fun Buttons!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Come learn how to use our new Button Maker and create unique designs, add slogans and go home with a few fun buttons!

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Wilton Reads - Book Giveaway

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads program, paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather Morris, will be distributed to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank. The books will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in one morning and one evening session. See the library’s website for details on this community-wide reading program in which participants explore the Holocaust through insightful programming culminating with a visit from the author on April 11 at 7 p.m.

Learn to Etch!

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Let’s introduce you to the Cricut, our die cutter and show you all the cool things it can do! Etch a glass coffee mug, beer mug, vase or tea light. Prices range from $4-$12. Payable upon arrival.

For 7th graders to adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults who are willing to learn too. Must have a valid CT library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form. Please bring the completed form to the workshop. Registration required. Register online or call 203-762-6342.

Books for Babies

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Caregiver Support Group with Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Caring for a loved one who is ill is stressful and exhausting. It can be a profoundly isolating and lonely experience. Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County and Wilton Library invite you to attend this eight-week caregiver group where you will find support, empathy and understanding with others in similar circumstances.   This support group is free-of-charge and open to the public but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, please call Laurie Petrasanta at Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County at 203-762-8958, ext. 316.

Wilton Reads - Book Giveaway

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

To encourage readership and kick-off our Wilton Reads program, paperback copies of The Tattooist of Auschwitz  by Heather Morris, will be distributed to members of the community free of charge courtesy of Fairfield County Bank. The books will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last in one morning and one evening session. See the library’s website for details on this community-wide reading program in which participants explore the Holocaust through insightful programming culminating with a visit from the author on April 11 at 7 p.m.

Author Talk: Susan Conley: Elsey Come Home

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Susan Conley brings a heartfelt story of a woman’s identity crisis in her latest novel, Elsey Come Home. Elsey, the protagonist, is desperately trying to balance motherhood, a career as a painter, her role as a wife and a drinking problem she developed to help with her worries. Her husband gives her an ultimatum which sets Elsey on her personal journey.  Conley is the author of the novel Paris Was the Place and The Foremost Good Fortune, a book that won the Maine Literary Award for memoir. Born and raised in Maine, her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine and The Paris Review. She has been awarded fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Massachusetts Arts Council. She spent three years in Beijing with her husband and two sons before moving back to Portland, Maine, where she currently lives. She teaches in the Stonecoast Writing Program at the University of Southern Maine. Q&A will follow the talk.  No charge. Registration highly recommended. Register online or call 203-762-6334. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: Good Morning Wilton.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Winter Poetry with Judson Scruton: The Impact of History on Moral Being

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Judson Scruton leads this 4-part Winter Poetry Seminar Series in which we will explore accessible and dynamic poems selected from throughout Nobel Laureate [1980] Czeslaw Milosz’s wide-ranging poetic career. Judson Scruton  M.A (The Johns Hopkins University, The Writing Seminars, specializing in poetry)  has taught creative writing and literature at prep schools and universities. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of English at Fairfield University. Poetry packet available at front desk one week before the seminar begins. No charge for the program. Advance registration required. See library’s registration link for details and to register. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Enhancing Your Pictures with Photoshop

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Finished scanning in your photos, but want to learn some basic tips on enhancing them? This introductory session will get you started.

For 7th graders - adults and 6th graders accompanied by adults willing to learn, too. Must have a valid CT Library card and signed Innovation Station Agreement Form.   Please bring the completed form to the session.  Registration required.

WLA/SCORE: Evaluating Your Business For Better Facebook Ads

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

SCORE of Fairfield County, Wilton Library, and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce present a 'Hotseats' program: an open forum workshop where attendees can discuss their business models and how to promote them with Facebook ads. Topics: determining your customer value, key components of an ad and sales page, types of ads, sample results and expectations. Subsequent workshops will take place to work on Facebook ads. 

Speaker is Ed Winslow, a career entrepreneur for 30 years. He formed Niche Quest Media, an online agency specializing in Search Engine Optimization, Display Advertising, Adwords and Facebook Ads.

Register online at fairfieldcounty.score.org or call SCORE at (203) 831-0065 with any questions. Check-in begins at 5:30pm. Co-sponsored by Fairfield County SCORE, Wilton Library and the Wilton Chamber of Commerce. Registration required. No charge. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 10, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Terrific Tales for Twos and Threes

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Join the library for 2 and 3-year-old story time. Children and their caregivers will sing songs, listen to stories, and enjoy playtime together while building literacy and social skills. No registration, no fee. 

Books for Babies

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Bring your wonderful baby to this infant friendly program at the Wilton Library! We will sing and play and enjoy gentle stories geared for babies under 12 months old. This is an excellent forum to meet other new parents in the area. Bring dad too! Caregivers must be present. No registration required.

Wonderful Ones and Twos

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

This program is a sharing time for 1 and 2-year-olds and their caregivers. The emphasis is on books, with some songs and toy time. No registration, no program charge. 

Wilton Library Readers : Asymmetry

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used.

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

 

Mother Goose on the Loose

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 11:30am

Mother Goose on the Loose is a themed story time for children ages 6 months to 2 years. Children will sing songs, listen to stories, move to music, and learn nursery rhymes. Felt boards, puppets, instruments, and props will be used. 

Please note-in an effort to create a small, consistent group experience, this program uses a lottery system for registration. Lottery registration forms are available at the Children's Library desk starting Dec. 23, 2018 and must be returned by Jan. 7, 2019. Patrons will be notified via email if they receive a spot.  No fee. Call for details (203)762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 17, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Sign, Say, and Play

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:00am

The Baby Signs® Program teaches caregivers and children from 6 months of age to the toddler stage signs for everyday activities so they can communicate before the child can speak fluently. Each workshop session focuses on one everyday activity such as visiting the zoo, birthdays, feelings and more. The signs are learned through activities songs and a book. Every participant will go home with a handout. There will be 6 workshop programs; no session on Feb. 18. Please register for each session separately. Ages 6 mos. to toddlers with caregivers. Registration required; no fee. Register online or call 203-762-6336.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Tenth of December: Stories

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This collection of stories by MacArthur Fellow and Booker Prize-winner George Saunders offers something for everyone and will tantalize and move its readers. There's the pathos of the title story about an encounter between a misfit boy and a dying cancer patient on a frozen pond in December. Another delivers the intensity of love-inducing pharmaceutical experiments on prisoners by a demented warden. One is in the form of a management memo about a mysterious department whose function is never explicitly revealed.  Whimsical, funny, and certainly unconventional, Saunders is an impish post-modernist following in the steps of Twain or Vonnegut.  The New York Times Book Review named it one of the top ten books of 2013 and The New York Times Magazine bluntly stated when it came out: "The best book you'll read this year."

Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Girls Who Code Club

Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

If you're a girl in grades 6-12 and want to learn to create mobile apps, games or websites, join our Girls Who Code (GWC) Club. No experience necessary -- just enthusiasm and willingness to try new things! We're part of a national organization that offers project-based activities in a fun and creative environment. This is an on-going program where each week builds on skills learned in previous weeks. Sessions will be run by Sarah, a computer science major who participated in a GWC Club and its summer immersion program while in high school. Sarah’s eager to share everything she learned!

Beginning October 14, 2018, we'll meet on Sundays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. through the first week of April. The dates are: 10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/7 

Registration required. Must be able to commit to the weekly sessions. Supported by Girls Who Code and the Amadeo Family Fund.

Senior Center Book Discussion: An Artist of the Floating World

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Nobel Price-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro's novel An Artist of the Floating World is a first-person narrative of an elderly Japanese artist looking back on his life and career. Masuji Ono reflects on his choices, actions, and errors particularly during the period leading up to and after World War Two. His reflections and reconsiderations span both aesthetic and political themes as well as the loyalties due to one's teacher, one's country, and one's art. Written in a lyrical style, Ishiguro's novel combines elements of historical, literary, and psychological fiction.  In its review, Library Journal asks: "Should he have remained a traditional painter of the floating world, of geishas, tea houses, and such? Should an artist follow an aesthetic of pure art or of social involvement? How does a person or a society come to terms with mistakes of the past?"

Wilton Library Readers : Wilton Reads Selection

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Wilton Reads - Heather Morris: The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Author Heather Morris will share her writing experiences when she visits with the Wilton Library audience as the culmination of Wilton Reads, the community-wide reading program in conjunction with Wilton Public Schools. The Tattooist of Auschwitz is a vivid, harrowing, and ultimately hopeful re-creation of Lale Sokolov's experiences as the man who tattooed the arms of thousands of prisoners with what would become one of the most potent symbols of the Holocaust. The historical fiction based on Lale’s life also is a testament to the endurance of love and humanity under the darkest possible conditions. Heather Morris is a native of New Zealand, now residing in Australia. She was introduced to an elderly gentleman who ‘might just have a story worth telling’. The day she met Lale Sokolov changed both their lives. Their friendship grew and Lale embarked on a journey of self-scrutiny, entrusting the innermost details of his life during the Holocaust to her. Q&A will follow the talk. No charge. Registration highly recommended. Books available for purchase and signing courtesy of Elm Street Books, New Canaan. Media Sponsor: GOOD Morning Wilton. Register online or call 203-762-6334.

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 7:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Early Buyers with $15 admission on Saturday, April 27 from 7 to 9 am. Sale is free to public from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday; Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Sunday, April 28 from noon to 5 pm; Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Monday, April 29, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Monday, April 29 from 10 am to 5 pm, books half-price; and Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Gigantic Spring Book Sale Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Our largest sale features  more than 70,000 items sorted in more than 50 categories – mysteries, gardening, travel, and science fiction; gently used,  collectible, rare books, DVDs, CDs, books on CD.

Sale is free to public on Tuesday, April 30, 10 am to 5 pm ($5 bag day).

Wilton Library Readers : Sing, Unburied, Sing

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

Senior Center Book Discussion: Leonardo da Vinci

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Leonardo da Vinci died 500 years ago in May of 1519 so it's fitting that we take up the biography of this amazing intellectual and creative giant, the prototypical "Renaissance Man". After his highly successful biographies of Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson immersed himself in the thousands of pages of Leonardo's notebooks, among other sources and materials, to produce this multi-faceted portrait. David McCullough wrote: "To read this magnificent biography of Leonardo da Vinci is to take a tour through the life and works of one of the most extraordinary human beings of all time and in the company of the most engaging, informed, and insightful guide imaginable. Walter Isaacson is at once a true scholar and a spellbinding writer. And what a wealth of lessons there are to be learned in these pages."

Call the Senior Center for details and to register at 203-834-6240. Comstock Community Center, 180 School Road, Wilton. 

Wilton Library Readers : Exit West

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Professional book discussion leader Susan Boyar discusses Exit West by Mohsin Hamid this month.  Group meets second Wednesday of each month (no meeting in December). Bring lunch; beverages will be provided. For a complete listing of meetings and titles, visit our Wilton Readers page. Advance registration suggested.

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